08-01-2019 04:31 PM
@Ravin SachdevaI'm also looking for this functionality.
08-13-2019 11:55 AM
Hi folks, I have some great news! Thanks a lot for patiently waiting for this functionality with O365 groups. We are happy to announce that we are introducing a user setting which will allow users to start receiving their sent emails to O365 groups back in their inbox.
Please refer to this link to learn how to use this feature: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/follow-a-group-in-outlook-e147fc19-f548-4cd2-834f-80c6235b7...
As always, we are open to more feedback on this functionality and we'd love to know what you think.
08-13-2019 12:31 PM
08-13-2019 05:10 PM
Great news, but yes, would really love to be able to do this on the administrative side as a global setting, even if this is a Powershell command that we can run.
I don't care if employees turn it back off on their own, but expected behavior when coming from Distribution Lists is to receive a copy of an email that you send to a list that you are a member of. If modern groups don't work the same way, it causes major headaches.
Any plans for admin GUI setting and Powershell options for setting these settings?
09-11-2019 04:28 AM
This is not what we asked for.
We want as the global administrators to be able to set the organisation-wide default behaviour.
We want to be able to both enforce this setting, or delegate customisation down to the group owners.
The expected behaviour when emailing a group is that you receive your own message. If you don't then you are missing elements of conversations from your inbox.
Having a group mailbox is useful in many scenarios - but most users (coming from traditional DLs) only have time to grasp at the idea that these O365 groups are "DLs with a Shared Folder". They expect it to behave thus.
Over time they may begin to make use of the shared mailbox and other fancy features - but initially we have to make sure the move from DLs is seamless, and this requires providing the Global Admin controls to make it so.
Side note: I expect the challenge MS Devs have here is that the behaviour of the mailbox/group needs to differ between Teams and Office 365 Groups. Our requested behaviour (above) would be an insane default for a Team.
09-19-2019 10:50 PM - edited 09-19-2019 10:51 PM
That setting is a good start, but as others say we really just want it as a company wide toggle - and then a per group setting to override the company wide default.
I'd rather see the reverse - users get their own emails just like a normal DL, but have a toggle to turn it off if they want.
Hope this feedback is taken on board :)
11-18-2019 09:52 AM
I would like to provide a use-case for elevating this fix to a high priority. It appears, from our experience and testing, that now users will also not receive replies made to any calendar items that they have created. For instance, I created a meeting request for a group-wide meeting. This morning, our CEO replied to the email that was sent out for that meeting request, announcing that the meeting would be moved. I did not receive this response in my inbox, even though I am following this group. By changing the behavior so that appointment originators no longer receive a copy of the email, it appears that they will also not receive follow-up messages as well, which can create dangerous situations where important information is not being relayed to the necessary parties.